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CHUTNEY RECIPES

  Chutney is a condiment we often associate with Indian cuisine. But this condiment has now gone global and offers a punch of flavor that pairs so well with roasted and smoked meats, adds a new dimension to a cheese … Continue reading

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My Latest Cookbook: Culinary Birds

It’s here! My latest cookbook project has been released just in time for the holidays! For more than 7,000 years, poultry has been a mainstay of the human diet. It is the most consumed animal protein around the world and … Continue reading

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ORANGE GLAZED HAM

For many of us, the Easter ham is a tradition that goes back generations! This is a recipe for one my favorite versions. I hope you enjoy! ORANGE GLAZED HAM Serves 10 to 12 1 10 to12-pound fully cooked, bone-in … Continue reading

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Posole- A Recipe to Warm You Up

When the weather turns cold, I’m ripe for anything warm, spicy and soupy. One of my favorite simple recipes is Mexican Posole (pronounced po-zo-lay), a delicious mixture of stewed pork or other meats, hominy, chiles and lots of fresh healthy … Continue reading

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes- Revisited

It is that time of year again when we turn to warm, comforting holiday foods.  It seems one of the most popular dishes, would also seem one of the most simple– mashed potatoes.  They are simple, but there are a … Continue reading

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Tips for Deep Frying a Turkey

Most of us have heard about deep frying turkey, which originated in the south and is often called “Cajun Fried Turkey”.  When I finally tried it, the results were outstanding, I have to admit.  The turkey was crisp, moist, not … Continue reading

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Best Wines of 2010

I’m sharing Tom Simoneau’s “Best Wines of 2010″, which I think you’ll find interesting.  Tom is “The Wine Guy” on KSRO radio where I have my show, “The Good Food Hour”, broadcast every Saturday morning at 11 AM Pacific.  You … Continue reading

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Cranberries: An American Original

The cranberry, along with blueberries and the Concord grape, have a unique and special place in American cuisine.  They are the three North American native fruits that are grown in commercial quantities.  There are of course, many other fruits native … Continue reading

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Gifts From Your Kitchen

Some of the best holiday gifts are those you make yourself.  The investment of ingredients, time, and the effort you put into making something special can pay off dividends when showing someone you care.  Here are some of my ideas … Continue reading

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

It would seem that nothing could be simpler than mashed potatoes.  They are simple but there are a few basics that will help make sure yours are the best: 1.    Pick the right potato!  Russets from Idaho and Washington are … Continue reading

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